Network Protocols

Last Updated on 12 April 2011, Total: 48 Articles and Tutorials

This section contains articles that will help you understand how networked computers communicate with each other using a pre-defined set of rules, otherwise known as a protocol.

  1. The evolution and future of Wi-Fi (Part 2)

    Discussing the present state of Wi-Fi technology, 802.11n... Read More

  2. Throttling Bandwidth through QoS (Part 1)

    How QoS can help with the need for voice and video traffic to be treated with a higher priority than other types of traffic in order to prevent jitter... Read More

  3. Throttling Bandwidth through QoS (Part 2)

    This article continues the Throttling Bandwidth Through QoS series by discussing the QoS architecture that is used by Windows Server 2003... Read More

  4. Throttling Bandwidth through QoS (Part 3)

    This article continues the Throttling Bandwidth Through QoS series by discussing the QoS architecture that is used by Windows Server 2003... Read More

  5. Throttling Bandwidth through QoS (Part 4)

    This article concludes the series on throttling Network bandwidth through QoS by taking a look at the ways in which the QOS packet scheduler is used to help ease traffic flow over slow links... Read More

  6. Understanding TCP/IP: Chapter 1 - Introduction to Network Protocols

    This is a special preview of Chapter 1 from the book "Introduction to Network Protocols" published by <a href="http://www.packtpub.com" target="_blank">PackT Publishing</a>... Read More

  7. Understanding the DHCP Protocol (Part 1)

    DHCP is a little thought of protocol by many everyday computer users. Little do they know, though, that it plays a key role in the setup of their computer and how it is able to communicate. We shall explore its features and functionality within the confines of this two part article series... Read More

  8. Understanding the DHCP Protocol (Part 2)

    In part one of this article series on DHCP we went over a lot of the theory on the protocol itself. Specifically what types of messages there are, how DHCP works, and why it is normally used. In this last part we will look at two DHCP packets that exemplify what DHCP is all about... Read More

  9. Understanding the DNS Protocol (Part 1)

    Can you imagine a world where you would have to memorize each and every IP address for the sites that you liked? The Internet certainly would not be as popular as it is today were this the case. Not to mention our beloved email, and the crucial role that DNS plays with its delivery. Read on, to learn more about... Read More

  10. Understanding the DNS Protocol (Part 2)

    In part one of the DNS article series we covered what DNS is at a high level. What we shall now do is explore the core of DNS, which are resource records. There are many types of them, and we shall look at some of the ones you will most likely encounter... Read More

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